BPP 156: GFWiliams - Commercial Supercar Photography

GFWilliams is an automotive photographer from Great Britain. He has been ranked as one of the top supercar automotive photographers to follow online, take one look at his work and it’s clear to see why.

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  • How George got his start in photography

  • The hardest part about photography to learn

  • The job description of an automotive photographer

  • How to create a story in your image when your subject has no face

  • How much planning is involved in an automotive shoot

  • The importance of light and artificial light

  • The biggest mistakes new automotive photographers make

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  • Who hires Automotive photographers

  • How to book your first magazine shoot

  • Selling your photos vs licensing and how George is changing the industry

  • What kind of gear you need to be taken seriously as a professional

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    BPP 155: Emily Brunner - Performance Dance Photography

    Emily Brunner is a Performance dance photographer from Philadelphia PA who says She loves dance photography because of the way it allows us to see the movement, the lines, and the power in a way that we cant with our own eyes. Today she talks about the 1 trait you need to master to be great at dance photography.

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    In This Episode You'll Learn:

    • When Emily got her first camera

    • How she started shooting dance even though she didn’t dance when she was younger

    • What goes into creating dance photography

    • The different types of performance dance photography

    • How much posing and directing the photographer does

    • How important focal length is to dance photography

    • A simple trick that will make the dancer look better immediately

    • How to choose which lens to use when photographing dance photography

    • The best way to photograph a dance performance

    • Signs of an amateur dance photographer

    • A common misconception people have about dance photography

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    • How Emily booked her first dance client

    • Who hires the dance photographer

    • The best way to sell photos online to parents

    • Emilys advice on how much products to offer when starting out

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      BPP 154: Kevin Mullins - True Documentary Wedding Photography

      Kevin Mullins is a London Documentary wedding photographer in the truest form. Kevin has an incredible ability to capture rich stories in a single frame with next to no interaction. Today we clear up some misconceptions about what it means to be a documentary wedding photographer and some of the challenges he has to face.

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      • How an article in a magazine convinced Kevin to leave his IT job to start shooting weddings

      • Documentary wedding photographers that inspired Kevin

      • The definition of documentary wedding photography and why most people get it wrong

      • How Kevin interacts with his couples to best prepare them for the wedding day

      • How to tell a story with documentary wedding photography

      • A comon misconception of documentary wedding photography

      • How much posed photos Kevin does at a wedding and his philosophy on group photos.

      • Why Kevin does not use artificial light in low light

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      • How to convey the power of documentary photography in a world of bright airy popularity

      • How to tell the story of a wedding through the wedding album

      • How Kevin builds his documentary wedding photography packages

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        BPP 153: How to Stand Out as a Photographer in a Saturated Market

        Now more than ever it is hard to stand out as a photographer. Anyone can create amazing photos with the phone in their pocket. So how to you stand out and become the photographer you are meant to be?

        Know that gear does not matter. Like I said earlier incredible photos can be taken with a telephone. You need to have an understanding of the most basic elements in photography before you can move on and start your journey to stand out.

        Learn about my mini course “Conquer Your Camera” here

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        Once you understand the basic elements of photography you can move on to taking the steps to stand out.

        Step 1: Develop your Style

        You do not pick your style, your style picks you. It can not be created just refined by taking thousands and thousands of photos.

        Step 2: Focus on ONE THING

        Don’t be a jack of all trades. Focus on one thing and go deep. Don’t be a portrait photographer, be a lifestyle portrait photographer for families with multiple foster children over 7 years old. Don’t worry about the clients you are cutting out. McDonalds is the most profitable resturant in the world and is not worries about those people who want tacos.

        Step 3: Charge More

        If budget was not an issue would you rather hire a $500 wedding photographer or a $5000 wedding photographer? Chances are you would choose the $5000 wedding photographer because even though you have not seen their photos, they must be better to charge that much money. It is all perceived value.

        Step 4: Care about People

        Go 1 on 1 as often as possible. You could pay to have an ad shown to 2000 people to hire you and 1 might book. But if you were in a room with 100 potential clients and you talked to them individually I bet 5 would book you. Take the time to understand people and they will feel valued and want to help you and share you with their friends.


        All of this takes time. I know I still need to work on caring for people better. But all of this is not possible if you don’t know the essentials of photography.

        Chances are you can not implement all of this tomorrow because you don’t know who you are as an artist, as a business owner if thats where you want to go, or how you want to make the world a better place.

        If you have ever been on a shoot and it just wasn’t working and you didn’t know how to fix it, you need to be working on that first. Thats step 1. Because if you still get lost just trying to make sure your photo isn’t way too bright or too dark then developing your style can not be your priority.

        That exact reason is why I have created a mini course called Conquer your Camera. I dont want you to feel stuck when shooting, I want to give you a helping hand so this is not your average mini course.

        In Conquer your Camera I go over the essentials you need to know before moving ahead to the next step.

        In Conquer Your Camera you will learn about the 3 most important elements in photography

        • What is exposure and how its controlled

        • How composition is used to frame your photos

        • and the importance of light and the different kinds to look out for.

        But what makes this mini course special is that included in the mini course you will receive the Conquer Your Camera field guide. This set of cards held together by keychain are the perfect companion to attach to your camera bag or camera strap. Never again feel lost when you are out shooting. The answers will be at your finger tips!

        It covers everything from when to use what camera settings, where to find soft light, compositional guidelines to improve your photos right away, a checklist of what you need to prepare before going out on a shoot, and a list of photography terms you need to know.

        This is the first step you need to take before focusing on all of the extras.

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          BPP 152: Jessica Rae - Powerful Boudoir Photography

          Jessica Rae is a Vancouver boudoir photographer. Take one look at her website and you will see she has an incredible ability to create soul and tell a powerful story through the images she takes. Today we chat about how she creates such beautiful images.

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          In This Episode You'll Learn:

          • How Jessica got started in photography

          • Challenges she faced when learning photography

          • Jessicas main source of photography education

          • How Jessica got into Boudoir Photography

          • What Boudoir photography is

          • How to get intimate lighting when shooting boudoir to add mystery

          • What it means to be a Believer in the power of Vulnerability

          • Weather or not you need a studio to shoot boudoir

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          • How to approach someone to do boudoir when you’re building your portfolio

          • How to make clients comfortable when in a venerable state of being partially clothed in front of a strangers camera

          • How to book more clients when its hard to share images on social media

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            BPP 151: Steve Brokaw - Fashion Photography 101

            Steve Brokaw is an Indianapolis Fashion Photographer with more than a decade of experience. Today he breaks down the different types of fashion photography and how to break into the business when just getting started.

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            In This Episode You'll Learn:

            • What drives Steve to shoot fashion

            • Why fashion photography is not always about hard lines and angry looking models

            • The different types of fashion photography

            • The job description of a fashion photographer

            • How many people are involved in a fashion shoot

            • How much styling is needed to shoot fashion

            • Who is responsible to find and hire models

            • That is is possible to be successful in fashion even if you dont live in Los Angeles of New York

            Premium Members Also Learn:

            • Step by Step guide to breaking in to fashion photography

            • How to book paying fashion shoots

            • Who your client is as a fashion photographer

            • How to make money as a fashion photographer

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              BPP 150: Michael Sasser - Being a Male Boudoir Photographer

              Todays guest is Michael Sasser. Southern Californias premier boudoir photographer. As you might have guessed he is also a male. Today I'm excited to talk about how he built an incredibly strong boudoir brand while facing the challenged of being a male in a predominantly female industry!

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              In This Episode You'll Learn:

              • When Michael got started in photography

              • Some challenges Michael faced learning photography

              • Why Michael got into boudoir

              • What is the goal of a successful boudoir shoot

              • The challenges Michael faces being a male photographer shooting boudoir

              • Some of the terminology Michael

              • How to make images that are tasteful and dont get weird and trashy

              • 2-3 actionable posing tips new photographers can create

              • How to capture women of all sizes beautifully and how to make them comfortable

              Premium Members Also Learn:

              • Where to shoot and weather or not you need a studio space

              • How Michael booked his first boudoir shoot and how it went

              • What most clients buy from Michael

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                BPP 149: Sara Blanco - Creating Family Photography

                Todays guest is Sara Blanco, a family lifestyle photographer in San Antonio, TX using natural light to capture those little moments that mean everything to you. Her website says "I wake up every day excited to meet new people and create images they will carry for the rest of their lives." Today I am excited to talk about creating more personal family photography!

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                In This Episode You'll Learn:

                • How Sara got her start in Photography despite not being drawn to it from an early age

                • How Sara learned photography

                • What was most challenging for Sara to learn about photography

                • The important roll Light played in Saras photography

                • How Sara creates interactions with the families she photographs

                • Saras editing workflow

                • reoccurring challenges she faces when shooting and how she handles them

                • and bad info that commonly told to new photographers

                Premium Members Also Learn:

                • How to know what to charge what youre worth

                • Why so many photographers are not booking sessions and loosing out on money

                • How Sara handles prints with her packages

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                  BPP 147: Stop Taking Snapshots and Start Taking Photographs

                  A lot of you are taking snapshots, thinking they are photographs.

                  Today we are going to break down the difference between them and I’ll share some actionable tips on how you can take less snapshots, and more photographs.

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                    BPP 146: What You Can't Do in Auto

                    The sad truth is, a camera is just a computer that does not know what it’s photographing or how you want to photography a scene. So when left in Auto mode a camera will just make average decisions and will strip you of all creative intention.

                    I willing to bet you did not invest in a camera to just take average photos that do not stand out. I am guessing you want to take photos that are both unique and valuable to you and the viewer.

                    So today I share what you can’t do in Auto mode to help give you the push to shooting in Manual.

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                      BPP 145: The 5 Mistakes New Photographers Make

                      Over the past 3 years of hosting the beginner photography podcast I have not only had the chance to talk to some of the worlds best photographers but also talk to countless listeners. Almost immediately I started get emails, questions. Then I started the Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook group 2 years ago and the number of questions of new photographers has exploded.

                      In that time I have come to see the 5 Mistakes New Photographers Make.

                      Today I share them with you and share how to avoid them.

                      1: New photographers think gear will make their photos better

                      2: New photographers do a lot of heavy editing

                      3: New photographers try to grow too quick without knowing the fundamentals

                      4: New photographers want to start to business before they are ready

                      5: New photographers do not give photography enough time

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                        BPP 144: Jeff Brown - Running 5 Photography Businesses

                        Jeff Brown was a photographer in the Royal Navy for 10 years before setting out on his own to start 5 successful photography business. Today Im excited to talk about some of the challenges he faced as a photographer in the service and how it prepared him in becoming a professional photographer. Jeff is the author of the book The Photographers Missing Link-ed In helping photographers make connections and book gigs through linked in.

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                        In This Episode You'll Learn:

                        • How Jeff got his start in photography

                        • The rigorous process to become a Royal Navy Photographer

                        • What the day of a Royal Navy Photographer looks like

                        • How Jeff ensures he can capture beautiful portraits of heads of state quickly

                        • How to know if your work is good enough to start charging

                        • A difficult situation Jeff had to go through in his photography business

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                        • How Jeff went on to start 5 successful photography business

                        • The most challenging aspect of running multiple brands

                        • What makes Linked in a great place for photographers

                        • What to do after you set up a linked in page

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                          BPP 143: Roie Galitz - Nature and Conservation Photography

                          Roie Galitz is an award winning wildlife and conservation photographer who's life mission is to shoot photos that speak for those who can not speak for themselves. Having shot endangered animals on all 7 continents, Im so excited to talk about how we can make a difference in the world with our cameras.

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                          In This Episode You'll Learn:

                          • What is the job description of a Wildlife and Conservation Photographer

                          • How Roie love of photography lead him to nature

                          • Why Roie says learning the technical side of photography is the easiest part to learn

                          • Why you don’t need to be “creative” to be a successful photographer

                          • How to prepare for the unpredictable nature or wildlife

                          • How are Roie makes bookings

                          • How Roie has seen his photography impact the world

                          • Recommendations for new photographers getting into wildlife and conservation photography

                          • What kind of gear you need to get started with wildlife photography

                          • What you need to know before you go out and photograph wild animals

                          • The importance of having goals


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                            BPP 141: Mark Hemmings - Take Great Vacation Photos

                            Todays guest is Mark Hemmings. A professional travel photographer and educator who in the next 12 months is scheduled to visit 5 different continents. Today I’m excited to chat and find out how we can take better photos of our own travels!

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                            In This Episode You'll Learn:

                            • How Mark got his unconventional start in photography

                            • When Marks love of photography and travel merged

                            • How to best prepare your camera gear for a trip you are excited for

                            • How to avoid taking boring travel photos

                            • How much gear you should bring with you on a trip

                            • Tips to add more mood, feeling, and culture to your travel photography

                            • Marks mobile editing workflow and how he travels and edits photos without a computer

                            • Ways to best share your photos after editing them

                            • Marks favorite location in the world to travel for photography

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                              BPP 140: Co Hodges - Building a highly engaged photography community in 2019

                              Co Hodges is the founder and one of the lead educators at unraveled academy. A photography school and community that nurtures you as an artist. Today we are talking about building an engaged instagram following!

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                              In This Episode You'll Learn:

                              • How Co got into photography

                              • Why Co started using Instagram late

                              • What made Co fall in love with instagram

                              • What Co attributes her success on instagram to, and how you can too